An invitation to participate in this project (pdf 60k)
How to use this site
This site is designed to help you reflect on your teaching and to grow your skills of reflective improvement cycles. Most items can be accessed by the left-side-menu and the top-menu bars. Clicking the logo in the upper left corner will bring you back to the start page. Sometimes you might see a link like this suggesting the next step (there is one at the bottom of this page). Of course you may go as you choose too.
This page is one good place
In this section you can find pointers on:
Preparation for Reflection
Journals & Blogs
The Teaching Perspectives Inventory
need any assistance or have any project concerns please contact:
Jack Seddon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Tony Fetherston: email@example.com
This site contains activities for you do during this semester and cover an active research program that simply helps you to think about and improve your teaching and confidence to practice. For an overview of the activities click here.
Though out the activities this icon appears to suggest making a Journal Entry
Recording ideas and impressions is a crutial part of this research Tools such as electronic online journals or weblogs are available on this site for your convenience. Although you could choose another method of journal keeping, this systems come recommended. There could be a small learning curve when beginning to use online journals, it is minimal and a valuable skill to have experience in. You can access and try out the journal tools and Journals here.
The Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI)
The TPI is the questionnaire you have already filled out at the first interview of the project. You might also wish to take it again at some other time. We provide a link to the online source of the questionnaire.
The Teaching Perspectives Inventory (TPI) can help you collect your thoughts and summarize your ideas about teaching. It can be useful in examining your own teaching as well as helping clarify the teaching views of other people. (Take it now & take it later to see how you change).
now you should have received the scoring that your responses returned according
to the authors method of analysis (Pratt 1992) 6.
- You can click here to view a PDF that explains how to interpret your TPI results.
- You can click here to view 10 simple steps on how interpret and reflect on your results.
Source of online TPI: http://www.teachingperspectives.com/drupal/
Self reflection* can be a powerful cognitive tool that can help to analyse and improve a repetitive situation. This site and it's activities attempts to support the reflective process.
The steps of the loop of reflective practice are:
There are many links to information about reflection and reflective practice on the site. Take a look around.
*You should also to be aware that self-reflection has been known to bring on depression, for example: in some nursing students (Brookfield 1994)5. The research suggests that this issue lies mainly in the fact that nursing is a profession that requires life and death decisions. However it is important that you understand this aspect of self-reflection in a professional context. There should have been a conversation about self-reflection at the first interview, but if there are any questions you have please feel free to ask. Contact can also be arranged to talk to a person who is independant from the project
If you have any questions or would like to talk about what you are invited to do in this project then you can contact:
Jack Seddon firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Tony Fetherston: email@example.com or on 9370 6373
Look further into reflection in Activity One
Activity One 3hr over 3 weeks
Reflective practice what is it? Leads you through what reflective practice is and shows you how to use it.
Activity Two 2hr over 2 weeks
Prompts you to investigate theories of teaching consider different approaches and to make entries in your journal about your findings.
Activity Three 2hr in last week or so before the mid-semester break
Gives you a template of a questionnaire that you can give to your students in order to get some timely feedback on your teaching from their perspective and make entries in your journals.
Activity Four 2hr
Leads you to consider the results of your experiences, investigations and questionnaire data to plan for some improvement and make entries in your journals.
Move on to - Activity One
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